April 9, 2005 - The western side of New Jersey Avenue, north of M Street, home to the sleepy east entrance of the Navy Yard Metro station, along with a grassy knoll and St. Matthew's Church. Donohoe purchased much of the land in 2005, then added some small lots that WMATA owned as part of the Navy Yard Metro station east entrance, and finally added the since-razed St. Matthew's Church to the project footprint.
Feb. 26, 2017 - The same location, now dominated by Insignia on M, with its festive logo. Construction began in the fall of 2014.
April 14, 2018
- The building's first retail tenant, Bethesda Bagels, arrived in June 2017, and Oath Pizza arrived in April, 2018. Also on tap is Peet's Coffee, and maybe (or maybe not) a beer and wine merchant in the building's retail space at New Jersey and L.
1111 New Jersey, Sliding from to April 2007 to June 2017
Looking south from L Street along the west side of New Jersey Avenue, SE, with many changes evident.
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Feb. 26, 2017 - The building as seen from across M Street.
June 1, 2017 - The building's main entrance, and the new wide sidewalk.
June 1, 2017 - The rooftop pool.
June 1, 2017 - The model unit.
June 1, 2017
- The model unit's master bedroom. For more photos, see this gallery
A view of the New Jersey and M intersection, in August 2005. The glass canopy of the Navy Yard Metro exit was installed in April 2006. (08/05)
June 4, 2017
- A slightly expanded view of same location, in June 2017, with construction at last well visible.
The south side of L Street, just west of New Jersey, in August 2006. (08/06)
Feb. 26, 2017 - The same location, with Ann's Beauty and Wigs now snuggling up to a new neighbor.
Square 743N, seen from overhead, in March 2006; the parking lot and the church make up the 1111 New Jersey site. (03/06)
The same location, two years later, with 100 M
(left) and Onyx
(right) a few months from completion. At the very top left of the photo you can see the stadium. The church was demolished in September 2014. (11/17/08)
In May 2006 a sign went up announcing what was then an office project. (05/06)
While the 1111 New Jersey property includes the land around the Metro entrance, the building will not be brought right to the M Street line. There will be a wide plaza surrounding the Metro entrance, and the existing entrance canopy will remain. (08/06)
July 12, 2014 - A last photo of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, not quite two months before its demolition. The hill it stood on is gone as well.
December 10, 2007 - The dedication plaque, which hopefully still exists somewhere.